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Original Air Date: Aug 12, 2019

CTS Prevention Tips

If you’re listening to this tip sitting at your desk on your computer, take a quick look at your posture.

No thanks to the hours that we all spend on our computers, we’re creating new problems for parts of our bodies. 

CTS or carpal tunnel syndrome is becoming all too common causing numbness and pain in our wrists and arms.

The last thing you want your bad posture to lead to is surgery, but that is often the only way to provide relief.

Paying attention to your posture while you are working away has substantial health benefits.

It’s all about how you position your feet - should be flat on the floor, your knees - should be at a 90 degree angle and your wrists - should be parallel to the floor.

If your used to using a laptop, make sure you aren’t craning your neck down to see the screen.

For those that are already starting to experience the early signs of CTS, getting help in the form of special gloves that help keep your wrists at the proper angle may be a good purchase: